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Posted on What is your favorite wood and why?

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 06:44 PM

Thanks for the input everyone. On a side note, I will also list a wood that I will never, ever, ever work with again if I can help it. That’s Bocote. I bought a small piece I thought I might use for handles. I decided to use a part of it as a lid on a pencil box. I finally had to put in a drawer for a while. Maybe I will pull it out at another time and try to finish it but right now I want to throw it in the fireplace. The only thing stopping me is how bad it would smell burning. And speaking of smell. It’s simply awful. I love the yellow/black grain patterns of it, but the feel of the wood, how it works, and how it smells will keep it out of my shop if I have a say in it.

On a good note, I enjoy working with Mahogany. It is a great wood. I am currently bidding on a hostess station. I gave them a price on both Cherry and Mahogany. I am hoping they will choose Mahogany. It will be the largest thing I have built with it. I have built huge kitchens out of Cherry and would like to try a large project something besides the norm. I should find out next week. I am working on a Mahogany box right now. The inlay is curly maple. Here’s a preview….

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